The Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair has been held every year since 1979 and is the most anticipated community event of the year. This multi-day event takes place during the third weekend of September and features a children's parade, a grand parade, a downtown street fair with vendors and entertainment, hot air balloon launches, helicopter rides, fireworks, craft displays, carnival rides, games, food, and a tractor and car show. There is literally something to do for everyone in the family.
For complete information concerning this years event visit the official Balloon-A-Fair web site at www.ravennaballoonafair.com
For years, Wednesday nights during the summer in Ravenna meant 'Cruise Night' at the A&W. Warm summer nights were transformed into something resembling the 1950's and 60's, with vintage automobiles, shined to perfection, lined up in the A&W Root Beer stand and often spilling over into the adjacent parking lot. With 'Car Hop's' from A&W serving up ice cold root beer, DJ's playing old time rock and roll, and the sound of the occasional hot rod engine firing up, attendees could easily imagine themselves back in the 1950's and 1960's
In 2014, organizers of the weekly Cruise Night decided to end the summer in a BIG way. On August 27th, 2014, the last official Cruise Night of the season, organizers in cooperation with area businesses and city officials closed down east Main Street from Linden St. to New Milford Rd. with the intent to bring in a 'few' more vehicles and allow for street rod and motorcycle demonstrations up and down the roadway. No one could have predicted the turnout and enthusiasm the event received. When all said and done, 709 vintage automobiles, motorcycles, customized semis, tractors, and just about any other motorized vehicle imaginable had converged on the area. The end result was truly a night to remember ... a night beyond anyone's expectations. With the incredible success of that first event the Ravenna Cruise-In became an annual event.
For complete information concerning this years event visit the official Octane Nights web site at www.octanenights.com/
A timeless Ravenna tradition, Midnight Madness is held each year around Christmas. It's the night of the shopping season when participating downtown merchants stay open till midnight to afford shoppers the opportunity to pick up those last minute gifts. But it's not only about shopping. The downtown area comes alive with festive cheer complete with holiday lights, sleigh rides, ice sculpting demonstrations, visits with Santa Claus, and many other holiday traditions to bring back that feeling of Christmas' past.